I never ask for much because I've always worked for it. I joined the Marine Corps in 2002 and they gave me everything I needed to succeed in life...even a GI Bill to get myself an education...and I got one. I got myself a Bachelor's Degree in Business Admin and Management. Worked hard and got it with a 3.44 GPA while taking care of my little girl, working a full time job and at one point I was dealing with a very bad health problem (that I got over after almost a year). A Bachelor's Degree just isn't enough. Where I live, a Masters/MBA or better is the only way to get what you want. So I look around and find an MBA program from a great school and guess what...I GET ACCEPTED! Baylor University. One of the best schools with one of the best business programs in the country: Hankamer School of Business. I get accepted and try to see if I can afford it. I find out I exhausted my GI Bill and thought I had more benefits to continue but not for a school like that. I tried to take out a school loan but $55,000 is a lot of money and no bank or lender is willing to help me. Has nothing to do with credit, has nothing to do with how much money I do/don't make, has nothing to do with my background...they think that me having to take 2 classes to be able to begin my program is a risk and that apparently means I'm going to fail? So here I am, lost in the sauce and looking to friends and family and friends of friends and friends of family and their friends and even other strangers (all with good hearts) to try and help out a guy who isn't down on his luck but trying to make something amazing with how lucky he has been in life. I also decided that if I hit my goal and go above it, I'm donating whatever I go over to The Wounded Warriors Project because that's something I've donated to in the past and they do amazing things.